History (CDS)

Clones Development Society is a long serving not for profit community development organisation managed by volunteers. It was registered with Irish Provident and Industrial Friendly Societies office in 1995 and has since worked tirelessly for the betterment of Clones and its environs.

The Board of Management consist of members elected by the shareholders at a yearly Annual General Meeting for a three year term.

To its credit Clones Development purchased and refurbished the Canal Stores as a bistro, museum and community amenity to serve its community. Over the years it has provided training programmes for the disability, youth and elderly. It coordinates a meals on wheels service for the elderly and is soon to provide a meals on wheels vehicle to extend the service to a wider geographical area. It continues to promote the restoration of the Ulster Canal from lough Erne to South lough Neagh. Creates employment in different sectors and provided a central hub for start-up business in 1996.